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Department of Social Work Education

The Department of Social Work Education


About Us

The Department of Social Work Education (DSWE) at Fresno State is committed to the education of social workers at the bachelor's and master's levels who will provide social welfare services and leadership in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. The Department is committed to enhancing both the quality of life in the region and the capacity of citizens to identify and address their own social welfare needs and social justice concerns.Graduates of both programs intervene with individuals, families, groups, and other small systems as well as with human service agencies, voluntary organizations, neighborhoods, and communities.

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What We Offer Our Students

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The Department of Social Work Education offers two degree programs to educate beginning and advanced social work practitioners. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice as well as for graduate study in the human service field, including social work. The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) prepares the learner for advanced multi-systems of social work practice as well as for doctoral study in social work and related human service arenas. 


Social Workers Are On The Rise

Please watch the brief video from Fresno State MSW students on why Social Workers are necessary for people and communities.

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Curriculum Changes - January 2021

The Social Work department adopted an update of its curriculum in January 2021. Students who entered Fresno State beginning in fall 2020 are subject to the requirements of this new curriculum. Students who began their Fresno State studies before fall 2020 will continue to study under their existing options but will be able to take some of the new classes offered. 

Important Dates Student Activity Corner

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November 23, 2022 - Thankgiving recess - offices open
November 24-25, 2022 - Thanksgiving recess (campus closed)
December 2, 2022 - MSW & Title IV-E Info Session for Fall 2023
December 6, 2022 - open registration for Spring 2023
December 12-15, 2022 - Finals Week
December 16, 2022 - Winter Recess begins - campus open
December 25-January 1 - Winter Recess (campus closed)
January 30, 2023 - MSW application CLOSES AT 5PM Pacific time

Click below for more news and announcements

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MSW/Title IV-E info sessions October 21 and December 2, 2022. Fresno State campus, room IT 101 (SE corner of Barstow and Campus Drive) from 6 to 7:30 pm. Call 559.278.3992 for information or accommodations.

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Phi Alpha Chi Nu meeting flyer. First meeting for 2022-2023, September 16, 2022, room PHS 106 from 5 to 6 pm. For more info contact Jose at


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Faculty Office Hours
Fall 2022 - University registration calendar


In-Person MSW/Title IV-E Info Sessions:             MSW/Title IV-E info session flyer

Oct. 21, 2022 and Dec. 2, 2022 from 6-7:30pm.

Virtual MSW/Title IV-E 2023 info sessions
(click titles to access each video)

Title IV-E 
Graduate Admissions

                     Virtual MSW/Title IV-E 2023 info sessions (click titles to access each video)

                                MSW                                            Title IV-E                                       Graduate Admissions


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